Norwegian Women on Stamps
|OTHILIE TONNING (1854-1931)
In 1988 the Salvation Army celebrated 100 years in Norway. Othilie Tonning who joined the
Army in 1890 became one of the great pioneers within their social services. She was the leader
of the work in the slum areas for almost 30 years. Her work with women, children and poor
homes contributed to the foundation of 70 social institutions under the management of the
Salvation Army. She was also a town councillor in Oslo for many years. On the right side
of the stamp we can see a salvationist nursing a patient.